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Radio Astronomer

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
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Position Title:  Radio Astronomer / Scientific Programmer

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is a pioneering Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) array with an angular resolution of the order of ten micro-arcseconds. It operates at 1.3 mm and shorter wavelengths. The EHT investigates the characteristics of emission from Supermassive Black Holes on event-horizon scales, with the ultimate goal of making an image on these scales, thereby testing Einstein's theory of general relativity in the current field limit.

The EHT is developing next-generation computational frameworks for the correlation, calibration, and analysis of VLBI data. These efforts include developing a cloud computing paradigm for the rapid relationship of VLBI data with extremely wide recorded bandwidths, creating new calibration and data pipelines to address the specific challenges of millimeter VLBI, and designing synthesis imaging algorithms tailored to the current EHT array and its future enhancements.

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) seeks a Scientific Programmer (Radio Astronomer) to take a leading role within an international team to develop next-generation software solutions for outstanding EHT challenges. The successful candidate will work with the EHT science community to help formulate EHT software requirements and determine technical specifications of new and modified software.

For further information and requirements, view the complete Job Vacancy Announcement at:

Application Procedure: SAO will only accept applications online for this position.  For complete information and online application procedures, please visit USAJOBS  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500405900.

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in our workplace.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 16, 2018


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